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Category Archives: All Up In Your Face

Unknown Element #20 | Justin Freeman | No Chill

This just popped up on my social media feeds, so I think its well worth bringing back the 273’s Unknown Element series featuring artists who you may well have not … Continue reading

May 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Big Toast – The Wedding Fund (Rejected Review)

Big Toast got in touch with me this morning to ask if I write reviews. He’s trying to get coverage for the new album by his compadre Jack Diggs (Blue … Continue reading

October 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Tonight! Slipjam! Featuring Ben Addict, Son Of Light, Ocean Wisdom

Y’know, I will start doing proper show previews for The273 again at some point in the near future when I’m not quite so preoccupied, but right now it’s the best … Continue reading

April 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Those guys that you always see in those Don’t Flop battles.

Ohhhhh shit. This is so true. • Koaste

January 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Common – War (first leak from the forthcoming album Nobody Smiling)

For about half a second I was mildly pleased by the news that Common’s recently announced forthcoming album Nobody Smiling is a response to ‘all the violence that was going … Continue reading

January 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Kanye West dabbles in budget porn with his video for Bound 2 (and gives a couple of interviews attempting to illustrate WTF it’s all about)

Taking it out of its previous context on the Yeezus album totally changes the way I hear Kanye West’s ‘Bound 2’. There it was almost soothing after the ferocity of … Continue reading

November 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Casual – He Still Think He #RapGod

This one came out of a blind spot. Bay Area rapper and member of Hieroglyphics, Casual has been moved to respond to Eminem’s Rap God track. Perhaps due to himself … Continue reading

October 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Should YOU respond to Kendrick Lamar?

Jacked this from Buzzfeed a little earlier. Shouts to Nick Knowledge for the hook up. • Koaste

August 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

So this Kendrick verse then…

So everybody and his deejay have been going bat shit crazy over a Kendrick Lamar verse. More specifically, his verse on Big Sean’s Control which dropped on Monday. The track … Continue reading

August 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Nine – Its Over Dog (DMX Diss)

Ringo drew my attention to a little bit of rap beef brewing between Freddie Gibbs and Young Jeezy a few days ago in his column, but today its time to … Continue reading

June 19, 2013 · 2 Comments

Mad Hatter – Numbers on the Board Freestyle

One of the new generation of emcees from the South Easy, Barcode’s Mad Hatter drops a little something over the ill-as-hell beat for Pusha T’s Numbers on the Board. • … Continue reading

June 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

(Re)Enter The Ringomatrix

And now, introducing a new writer who’s jumped onboard here at The 273. I first spotted his writing a while back, and I’ve been bugging him to come and write … Continue reading

May 21, 2013 · 1 Comment

Don’t Flop: Oshea vs Tony D [@OSheaEFC @TonyDPoison]

I haven’t posted much from DF recently, but felt that this heavyweight match up between Oshea and Poisonous Poets’ Tony D was well worth throwing up here. One incredible battle … Continue reading

November 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

Steve Bunce x R.A. the Rugged Man [@BigDaddyBunce @RAtheRuggedMan]

Now this is something I never thought I’d hear. UK boxing presenter Steve Bunce gets R.A. the Rugged Man on the telephone during his Boxing Hour show which I think … Continue reading

October 25, 2012 · Leave a comment
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